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Poster: secret8476 Date: Aug 26, 2008 6:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Lucy reappearance

Of all the tunes the boys decided to ressurect after a notable absence, Loose Lucy has to be right up there at the top of my favorites list and is certainly a testament of time. Played less than 40 times since it's conception in '73, the song sadly ended its rotation in '74, not to be heard again for 16 years.
3-14-90 is a shining example of the kind of frenzy something like this can do to the crowd when the tune was finaly busted out again after a 900+ show absence. Its incredible to listen to and it will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. But enough with my rambling. i do actually have a question to ask the knowledgable masses about this song.

There was a version of the once forgotten tune played after the 16 year break that i remember hearing a long time ago on cassette. It was the slowest Loose Lucy I had ever heard. i could have sworn it was an MSG show, but after scouring all post 90 MSG shows with Lucy, i was not able to find what i was looking for. So, I ask you all - what is the slowest version of this tune played live anyone can remember? Im sure I might find the one I wanna hear if some links are thrown up. Thanks for yer help guys- i really wanna jam out with this song this morning.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Aug 26, 2008 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

I'm no help on that particular performance, but I do like the occasional loosy dancable Lucy.

I remember being at a post-Jerry 'The Dead' show at the (insert current advertizing rights here)outdoor amphitheater that was really kind of bad... and the bright spot was a suprize encore with Sammy Hagar coming out and just nailing a fun Loose Lucy and making everybody wake up and be glad they had turned out afterall...

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Poster: Edsel Date: Aug 26, 2008 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-07-04.sbd.miller.tetzeli.fix-26351.81523.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Aug 26, 2008 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

secret,

Might not be what you had in mind but this is one of the slowest since it came back. Talking snails pace on this one. No surprise it's a 1995. It's such a great song too bad this version is slooooow. Oh well the S>F is very good.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-05-26.sbd.2663.sbeok.shnf

This post was modified by lobster12 on 2008-08-26 16:48:58

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 26, 2008 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

Here's one I was at.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-06-09.bk4011.nickspicks.23532.sbeok.flac

and calling SDH - check out this run if you haven't Killer audience recordings

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Aug 26, 2008 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

the best resurrection Lucy is considered to be 12-12-1990...however, the slowest one that i can remember hearing from 90 on has to be 12-18-1994...it's a good enough version too, Garcia was using teleprompters at the time and the song was definitely more paced out...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 26, 2008 7:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

Sorry, absolutely no help to you on this one; I thought you were talking about a primate relative.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 26, 2008 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

You know, that's exactly what occurred to me when I saw that thread-head. Would have been more interesting than that mediocre little song anyway. The surprise isn't that they deep-sixed it for so long but that they bothered to bring it back at all.

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Aug 26, 2008 8:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

Yea thank god they kept rockin' out those tennesee jeds all the way thru tho , eh ? Whew - now to find me a smokin' hot version of that song!!!

Ohhh the cynicism ... I was just askin about where to find a version - not start a flaming thread about how mediocre the tune is. Redundant. Its gettin tuff to ask a question around here.

Thanks for those with an actual response tho.


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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 26, 2008 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

In this instance at least cynicism has nothing to do with it. I actually do think Loose Lucy is a mediocre little song and I'm as entitled to that opinion as you are to yours.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 26, 2008 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

but you have to admit the don't shake the tree when the fruit aint ripe line is a great line

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 26, 2008 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

Yes indeed - I will give you that, Mr Spot.

Now, if you'd be so kind, remind me what it was I was supposed to be sending you - my brain is a little fried of late...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 26, 2008 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

I forgot too then I remembered, one of those Oct 78 Winterland shows. Hey, I have another Peter Kaukonen show but I need to convert it from cassette to CD. I assume you're interested?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 26, 2008 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

my favorite version is when sammy hagar sang the lead vocal.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 26, 2008 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

are you serious or being sarcastic? Because I actually think he did a good job. What I liked more is how many " kind heads" ( I allmost threw up typing that ) were all outraged in their self righteousness that he shouldn't be there.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Aug 26, 2008 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

I agree with all of you. That was a rockin' raunchy version. As for the heads being pissed he was there, that's sad. He was a very good friend of those guys and by coincidence, Hagar played Letterman the night Garcia died and gave a great shout out to him as they went to commercial.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 26, 2008 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

No, I'm totally serious. Having Hagar sing that on Valentine's Day (I think it was Valentine's Day) was perfect. I like Sammy. Seems like a good guy and not full of himself. I'm no real fan of Van Hagar, but he certinaly has made a good life for himself with his various endeavors.

There used to be some good clips on youtube of him "jamming" at Sweetwater's along with Jer, Elvis Costello, and a host of others. The song is perfect for his type of voice and tongue in cheek style/"machismo" delivery. Hey, if Jer had fun hanging out and playing with him, I'll leave the "kindest" hippies to figure out the problem with that.

Vegetable rights and peace.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 26, 2008 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

we're 100% on the same page with Sammy Hagar. I didn't like Van Hagar ( but I do enjoy the original VH ) or really any of his solo stuff either but as a person he seems like a helluva cool fun guy. Apparently all the boys seem to think so as Mikey produced an album for him adn Weir has talked about him many times. Phil too.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 26, 2008 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

i never knew he played with jerry - learn something new everyday i guess

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 26, 2008 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=gzNgmx7MML0

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Poster: veblen Date: Aug 26, 2008 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

Sweetwater Saloon-RIP

boy I miss that place...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 26, 2008 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

rob - are you causing problems again???

you silly haggis-muncher :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 26, 2008 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lucy reappearance

That's what we smoking jacket snobs have in common...besides the jackets, and the ancestral knuckle-walkers, it's our lightning fast deductive abilities. Some day they'll figure out how to ignore us here too, but until then, they're screwed.

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This post was modified by William Tell on 2008-08-26 14:53:53